I might be missing something here but on all my older dct's and Pvr's I had the option to set the box to auto tune .. Is that possible with the Gateway ?
Auto-tune, the feature that allows you to not have to enter a '0' prior to one or two digit channels, is what you are referring to, correct?
The Gateway does this by default so all you have to do is press is '2' and it will then tune to channel 2 instead of having to press '002'. You can do this from any of the channel-based (Live TV, Menu Guide, Grid Guide, etc.) and it will work properly.
If you are looking to turn it off, well... I'd have to ask, why would you want to do that?
Are you still needing help with Auto-Tune? If so please let us know so we can give you a hand.
in my mind auto tune is the ability to select a channel to come on at a certain time
eg with my bell I could set global morning news at 5am weekdays and 7 on weekends and the tv would come on being my alarm clock, or if you watching a program on a channel then at the specified time, another channel would automatically switch on. I'd rather have that than an app to switch channels with a ,mobile device
I wonder if what you are describing is similiar to a feature we call "reminders". Where you can tell the guide to remind you when a show is on, not sure if it will also change the channel for you. Recall mark_vse saying that would be added in a future firmware update...Mark, would reminders also change the channel for you?
no that's not it, the feature switches the channel and turns tv on as well, that would have to be portal specific of course
I believe the feature you are referring to was on nonPVR set top boxes. This would allow the set top to turn on and tune to a channel so an attached VCR could be programmed to record the output from the set top box. It would not turn on the TV though, just the set top. In PVR's this is not needed as the recording is all done internally.
I have the Gateway but have not used the reminders feature yet. I'll play with it this weekend.
I do like the idea you have Rusman about being able to turn on the TV and change to a specific channel, that would be like an alarm clock. My Media Centre computer had this about a decade ago when I was in university and is easy to do on a computer. Not sure how it would be done with a TV set though as they don't have a sleep or wake up function?
You would need the cable box ( or remote) to somehow turn on the TV set and then change channels. Hardest part would be turning the TV set on. Do you know how the Bell box did that? Maybe HDMI CEC ( Consumer Electronic Control ) or something like that can be done from the new Xbox One, or maybe a fancy Harmony style remote could do that if you placed it facing the TV set? I don't think a cable box could turn on the TV set though
Auto tune for VCR recording is still available on some non-PVR boxes, but is a dying feature
not sure how it worked, there was no fancy hook up, it must send a signal through the HDMI cable
of course it was just a satellite box not a pvr but you could hook up a ext HD via usb cable
im sure the smart minds at shaw could figure it out I cant remember if the old shaw digital cable box could do that
i don't remember if it was plugged into a switched outlet on the sat box, but don't think so
I'm pretty sure the Bell ones have/had an IR blaster in the front of the
ya that's a thought, I guess as long as the IR can bounce off other surfaces back to the tv
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